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Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®) is an insurance company that provides professional liability insurance to lawyers in private practice in Ontario and provides TitlePLUS title insurance coast-to-coast. We are a highly rated insurance company with an "A" rating from A. M. Best, a leading rating agency. Our central downtown location, our high-functioning professional staff, and our commitment to working with employees to help them realize their career development goals are company trademarks.

To see if your goals align with LAWPRO's Vision, Mission & Values, click on "Vision, Mission & Values".   To learn more about how LAWPRO acts on its commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen, see the LAWPRO Statement on Corporate Social Responsibility. You can also learn about LAWPRO's track record of accomplishments and service in our 15th anniversary brochure.

Jobs currently available at LAWPRO are listed below. For LAWPRO's guideline on screening and background checks click on "Screening Guideline".

Articling Positons - 2017/2018
Assistant Manager
IT Service Desk Analyst
Manager, Corporate Secretariat & Services
Senior Counsel, New Claims

 

Job Title: Articling Positons - 2017/2018: Reporting to Articling Principal

The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company is offering two articling positions in Toronto for the 2017-2018 articling term.

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®), a licensed insurance company wholly owned by the Law Society of Upper Canada, provides professional liability insurance to all practising Ontario lawyers. LAWPRO arranges for the legal defence of insured lawyers against whom an action has been commenced. LAWPRO also provides title insurance across Canada through its web-based TitlePLUS program, and optional run-off and excess professional liability insurance for lawyers.

The articling students complete two rotations in the LAWPRO articling program: one in each of the Primary Professional Liability Claims Department and the Office of the General Counsel. The Articling Students will be assigned a mentor in each rotation who will co-ordinate assignments and provide assistance and feedback.

The articling student will be responsible for:

-legal research and memoranda on all areas of law, with an emphasis on solicitors’ risk management and liability;

-assisting legal counsel with pleadings, research, motions, and trial preparation;

-preparing arbitration briefs and representing LAWPRO at arbitrations;

-attendance at client meetings, pre-trial conferences, mediations, discoveries and trial;

-assisting LAWPRO Executive and in-house counsel with corporate matters related to legal, compliance, underwriting and risk;

-legal research and memoranda related to real estate law as it pertains to underwriting TitlePLUS title insurance;

-assisting with researching and drafting articles and papers for publication and/or external presentation;

-participation in a comprehensive orientation program.

Job Location: Toronto

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a law school graduate with excellent grades;
  • Have strong research, writing, and presentation skills;
  • Be conversant with MS Office and Westlaw;
  • Be energetic, detail-oriented, and consistently successful at meeting deadlines.

It is preferred that the candidate:

    Send their resume, cover letter and transcripts in confidence to:
    Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
    Attn: Human Resources Department
    250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101
    Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2L7
    e-mail: careers@lawpro.ca
    fax: 416-598-5807
    Deadline for application is October 10, 2016.
LAWPRO is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005. Please be advised that accommodation is available in our recruitment processes to all applicants with disabilities, upon request.
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Job Title: Assistant Manager: Reporting to Underwriting & Customer Service Manager

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Manager in our Underwriting and Customer Service Department. The role of the Assistant Manager is to assist the Manager of the Department in the implementation of the primary errors and omissions insurance program in a professional and cost efficient manner while ensuring prompt customer service support. This position will oversee select Program Coordinators in the Department including oversight of work and work assignments, individual goal setting and performance management and development. In addition, the successful candidate will provide input regarding yearly department goals, identify areas for improvement and implement solutions regarding department production, and make suggestions for annual program changes and improvements. The Assistant Manager will review various reconciliation reports on a monthly basis to ensure efficient and effective department operation and oversee special projects on an as needed ‘basis.

Job Location:

The ideal candidate should:

  • be a leader with excellent abilities to develop and motivate a team environment;
  • have a community college or university degree in a relevant field (preferred);
  • have experience managing staff;
  • have knowledge of accounting practices;
  • be able to deal with multiple demands and time pressures;
  • be very organized, detailed-oriented, and good at leading projects;
  • have superior oral and written communication skills;
  • have strong interpersonal and communication skills; and-have excellent technology skills.

It is preferred that the candidate:

    Send a resume today in confidence to:
    Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
    Attention: Human Resources Department
    250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101
    P.O. Box 3
    Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
    E- mail: careers@lawpro.ca
    Fax: (416) 598-5807
    Deadline for application: July 15, 2016
LAWPRO is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005. Please be advised that accommodation is available in our recruitment processes to all applicants with disabilities, upon request.
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Job Title: IT Service Desk Analyst: Reporting to Operations Manager

LAWPRO has an immediate opening for two (2) IT Service Desk Analysts to assist in establishing a dedicated internal service desk function.

Key Responsibilities:

Working under the direction of the Operations Manager, you will act as the first point of contact for end users to receive technology support;

Respond quickly and professionally to requests received through the IT ticketing system;

Collaborate with end users and technology staff to identify and troubleshoot PC and IP telephony related issues;

Assist in onboarding new employees from a technology perspective (e.g. user account creation, rights assignment);

Participate in the installation and maintenance of all PC hardware, software, and other related equipment; and

Maintain a knowledge repository to capture resolution efforts.

Job Location: Downtown Toronto

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a minimum of two (2) years experience working in an IT Service Desk;
  • Be experienced using common IT Service Desk tools (e.g. Service Now, Remedy);
  • Have in-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 7/10 operating systems;
  • Possess knowledge of basic networking troubleshooting concepts;
  • Have understanding and experience isolating hardware issues and coordinating replacements;
  • Have experience utilizing desktop imaging tools and techniques (e.g. Ghost, Macrium);
  • Have knowledge of mobile devices, management tools and techniques;
  • Have knowledge of ITIL principles (e.g., change management, incident management); and
  • Have knowledge of BlackBerry, Android, and iOS operating systems.

It is preferred that the candidate:

    Have experience in any of the following technologies: Lotus Notes, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), VMware, System Center, McAfee EPO, Citrix, and Cisco IP Telephony;
    Have a College diploma and/or University degree in a relevant area (preferred);
    Have demonstrated ability and passion to learn new technologies;
    Be in pursuit of education/certification and preservation of knowledge in relevant areas of skill;
    Is adaptable, flexible and able to accept change;
    Have strong communication skills (speaking and writing) with a “client service” attitude in order to provide effective phone, desk-side, and email support; and
    Is able to meet physical demands - lifting and/or carrying ability of 15-30 lbs. or more.
LAWPRO is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005. Please be advised that accommodation is available in our recruitment processes to all applicants with disabilities, upon request.
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Job Title: Manager, Corporate Secretariat & Services: Reporting to President & CEO
(Permanent, Full-Time)

The role of the Manager, Corporate Secretariat & Services is to provide services to the CEO and Board of Directors in order to facilitate the functioning of the Board and assist LAWPRO in meeting various corporate and regulatory obligations. The Manager will also oversee and co-ordinate the provision of support services to various members of the Executive Group. This position will be of interest to a team player who demonstrates initiative and wants to contribute in a results-oriented fashion towards the efficient operations of the Board of Directors and the Executive Group. There are a broad range of challenges offered, as the position also includes preparation of Board schedules and agendas, co-ordinating and/or drafting Board and committee materials, maintaining corporate records and minute books, liaising with Board members and representatives of the shareholder, corporate insurance procurement and implementing various corporate regulatory compliance programs.

Job Location: Downtown Toronto

The ideal candidate should:

  • have completed a Community College/University program;
  • have prior experience in corporate secretariat services;
  • have a demonstrated ability to oversee the work of direct report(s) and fulfill performance management requirements;
  • have excellent drafting and oral communication skills, plus strong attention to detail;
  • have experience working in a high volume environment with many deadlines;
  • be proactive in approaching work tasks, with the ability to set priorities independently;
  • demonstrate a high level of discretion and tact when handling confidential information;
  • have exceptional relationship management skills; and
  • have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, board portal software, and Lotus Notes, including database management.

It is preferred that the candidate:

    Send a resume today in confidence to:
    Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
    Attention: Human Resources Department
    250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101
    P.O. Box 3
    Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
    E- mail: careers@lawpro.ca
    Fax: (416) 598-5807
LAWPRO is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005. Please be advised that accommodation is available in our recruitment processes to all applicants with disabilities, upon request.
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Job Title: Senior Counsel, New Claims: Reporting to Unit Director and Counsel, New Claims Unit
(Permanent Full-time, 1 position)

We are currently seeking a permanent Senior Claims Counsel for the New Claims Unit of the Primary Professional Liability Claims Department. As Senior Claims Counsel you will not only have carriage of your own files, but also assist with mentoring and managing workflows to the professional staff. This position will also involve assisting the Unit Director in the assignment of claim files to both the Primary Professional Liability and Specialty Claims Department.

Job Location:

The ideal candidate should:

  • understand and participate in achieving the vision, values and goals of the company as a whole;
  • be goal oriented with strong leadership and management skills;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with staff, others in management, members of the legal profession and others;
  • have significant insurance experience and a proven ability to coach and instruct others in effective claims handling;
  • be proactive and creative to ensure the timely resolution of a claim, which will include the identification and implementation of an appropriate strategy to rectify or attempt to rectify an error committed by the insured in conjunction with external counsel and the insured, and revise strategy as necessary;
  • have strong legal knowledge and an interest in developing expertise in many areas of law;
  • be able to balance the demands of a law-related role with the process and structure of an insurance company;
  • make effective use of technology;
  • be a member in good standing of a Canadian Bar.

It is preferred that the candidate:

    Send their resume today in confidence to:Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company
    Attention: Human Resources Department
    250 Yonge Sreet
    Suite 3101. Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
    E- mail: careers@lawpro.ca
LAWPRO is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 2005. Please be advised that accommodation is available in our recruitment processes to all applicants with disabilities, upon request.
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Reply in confidence to:

Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company
Attention: Human Resources Department
250 Yonge Street
Suite 3101, P.O. Box 3
Toronto, ON    M5B 2L7
E- mail: careers@lawpro.ca
fax: 416-598-5807
Key DatesMore

On or about October 3, 2016
LAWPRO online filing of Professional Liability Insurance renewal applications for 2017 is expected to begin. If you wish to file a paper application instead of filing online, please note that paper renewal applications will not be automatically mailed out, but it is expected that you will be able to download a 2017 pre-populated paper renewal application from our website starting on or about October 3, 2016 (subject to approval from Convocation).

October 31, 2016
Real estate and civil litigation transaction levies and forms are due for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.


 

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